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NHS announces deal for life changing Sickle Cell treatment

The first treatment for sickle cell disease in over 20 years will be rolled out to thousands of patients in England with life-saving benefits, the head of the NHS announced today. People with the condition endure severe pain during a ‘sickle cell crisis’ that can occur multiple times per year, often requiring hospital admission so they can be given morphine to control the pain and prevent organ failure which can […]

todayOctober 10, 2021 5

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Chronic Kidney Desease

  Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys don't work as well as they should. It's a common condition often associated with getting older. It can affect anyone, but it's more common in people who are black or of south Asian origin. CKD can get worse over time and eventually the kidneys may stop working altogether, but this is uncommon. Many people with CKD are able to […]

todayOctober 1, 2021

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Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death in the UK and worldwide. CHD is sometimes called ischaemic heart disease or coronary artery disease. Symptoms of coronary heart disease (CHD) The main symptoms of coronary heart disease are: chest pain (angina) shortness of breath pain throughout the body feeling faint feeling sick (nausea) But not everyone has the same symptoms and some people may not have any before […]

todaySeptember 1, 2021 2

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Lung Cancer

  Lung cancer Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Around 47,000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK.There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer, but many people with the condition eventually develop symptoms including: a persistent cough coughing up blood persistent breathlessness unexplained tiredness and weight loss an ache or pain when […]

todayAugust 1, 2021

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Stroke

STROKE A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential.The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, phone 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.  Symptoms of a stroke The main symptoms […]

todayJuly 8, 2021

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Breast Cancer

BREAST CANCER IN MEN / WOMEN   Breast Cancer in Men Breast cancer is often thought of as something that only affects women, but men can get it in rare cases. It grows in the small amount of breast tissue men have behind their nipples. It usually happens in men over 60, but can very occasionally affect younger men. Symptoms of breast cancer in men The symptoms of breast cancer in men include: a […]

todayJuly 1, 2021

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Sickle Cell

  Sickle cell anemia is an inherited red blood cell disorder in which there aren't enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body. Normally, the flexible, round red blood cells move easily through blood vessels. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood are shaped like sickles or crescent moons. Sickle cell disease is the name for a group of inherited health conditions that affect the red blood cells. The most serious type is called sickle cell […]

todayJune 22, 2021 3

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located behind the base of the penis, in front of the rectum, and below the bladder. It surrounds the urethra, the tube-like channel that carries urine and semen through the penis. The prostate's main function is to make seminal fluid, the liquid in semen that protects, supports, and helps transport sperm. The prostate continues to enlarge as people age. This can lead to […]

todayJune 22, 2021 1

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Sarcoidosis

Definition: Sarcoidosis is a condition where lumps called granulomas develop at different sites within the body. Granulomas are made up of clusters of cells involved in inflammation. If many granulomas form in an organ, they can prevent that organ from working properly.Sarcoidosis can affect many different parts of the body. It often affects the lungs but can also affect the skin, eyes, joints, nervous system, heart and other parts of […]

todayJune 13, 2021

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